Public Health

Calories In Popular Foods To Be Slashed To Tackle Obesity

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 18.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Calories in popular foods could soon be reduced as part of the Government’s plan to tackle obesity. Public Health England (PHE) hopes to implement ...

The Fight Against Hepatitis C Has Not Yet Been Won - Here's What We Have To Do

Professor Mark Thursz | Posted 10.08.2017 | UK
Professor Mark Thursz

The obvious places to initiate HCV testing are in community drug and alcohol clinics and in prisons, yet a bureaucratic 'dog's dinner' acts as a barrier to this happening, resulting in low rates of HCV testing. Clinics are commissioned through cash-strapped local authorities while commissioning tenders rarely require HCV infection testing and Public Health England has no authority to insist it takes place.

One In Three Men With Poor Mental Health Blame Their Jobs

Press Association | Natasha Hinde | Posted 09.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Work is the “main factor” causing poor mental health among men, a survey by mental health charity Mind has revealed. Many men work in industries w...

Northerners 'More Likely To Die Early' Than People In South

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 08.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle

People living in northern England are 20% more likely to die early (under the age of 75) compared to those from the south, according to a new study. T...

Loneliness Could Be A Greater Threat Than Obesity

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 07.08.2017 | UK Tech

Obesity-related illness has become a leading cause of death worldwide, and with 58% of women and 68% of men in the UK now classified as overweight or ...

Weather Events Could Kill More Than 100,000 People Across Europe Annually

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 05.08.2017 | UK

More than 100,000 Europeans could be killed each year by searing heatwaves as well as wildfires, storms and floods by the end of the century, scientis...

Drug Deaths Surge As 'Trainspotting Generation' Heroin Users Die

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 02.08.2017 | UK

Drug deaths have hit a record high in part because a “Trainspotting Generation” of older heroin users are dying after years of addiction, experts ...

Deadly Drug, 50 Times More Potent Than Heroin, Linked To 60 Deaths In Britain

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 02.08.2017 | UK

Sixty drug deaths in Britain in eight months have been linked to a highly toxic opioid that has ravaged North America, police are warning. The Nationa...

Can Your Doctor's Smartphone Stop The Next Epidemic?

Dr Anna Thorner | Posted 02.08.2017 | UK Tech
Dr Anna Thorner

The stakes are high. As we saw with Ebola, public health authorities have been caught off guard by outbreaks around the world. The wide use of digital information tools in medicine opens up the possibility for biosurveillance to help us detect outbreaks earlier. By doing so, public health authorities would be better able to halt such outbreaks, preventing new infections and their complications, and even saving lives.

Drinking This Type Of Alcohol Could 'Significantly Protect Against Diabetes'

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 27.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Drinking wine regularly throughout the week could ‘significantly protect against diabetes’, a new study has found. Consuming it three or four days...

6 Reasons Why Letting Your Children Get Dirty Is a Great Idea

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 19.07.2017 | UK Parents

Most parents will remember childhood summers spent outside (come rain or shine), but children today are likely spend their school holidays on YouTube ...

Black Students '50% More Likely To Drop Out Of University'

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 19.07.2017 | UK Universities & Education

Black students are 50% more likely to drop out of university than their white and Asian classmates, new research has revealed. Social Market Foundati...

The 'Cuts' And 'Cutting' - And So Female Genital Mutilation Continues In The UK

Hilary Burrage | Posted 18.07.2017 | UK
Hilary Burrage

The 'cuts' and 'cutting'. Both should be bothering us Brits a lot right now. 'Cuts', of course, are austerity. And 'cutting' is what unsuspecting...

A Diet Rich In Tomatoes Cut Skin Cancer Rates By Half, But Only In Male Mice

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 14.07.2017 | UK Tech

A diet rich in tomatoes could potentially cut your chances of getting skin cancer by as much as 50%, but only if you’re male. New research found th...

Drugs Strategy Condemned For Ignoring These Radical Solutions, As Deaths Soar

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 14.07.2017 | UK

The Government’s new drugs strategy has been condemned as “business for usual” for failing to embrace radical solutions to soaring drug deaths. ...

Diabetes Patients Who Avoid Annual Health Checks Could Double Risk Of Early Death

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 12.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle

People who skip their annual diabetes checks could be doubling their risk of an early death, according to NHS Digital data. Diabetes patients are now...

Drug Death Surge May Be Worse Because Of Government Cuts

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 11.07.2017 | UK

The Government has “urgent questions” to answer over whether the cuts to spending on drug treatment forced on councils by austerity has contribute...

Scientists Say They've Just Found The First Vaccine Against Gonorrhoea

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 11.07.2017 | UK Tech

For the first time ever scientists have found a vaccine that protects against gonorrhoea. It is being touted as a potential solution to the growing pr...

These Are The Most Common Food Hygiene Mistakes People Make

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 05.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle

The Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) has revealed the most common food hygiene mistakes people make - and it’ll make you re-think your kitchen...

Jeremy Hunt Photographed With Papers Warning 'Hard Brexit Means People Fleeing The UK'

The Huffington Post | Ned Simons | Posted 04.07.2017 | UK Politics

Jeremy Hunt was photographed holding notes that warned a “hard Brexit means people fleeing the UK”, as he walked into Downing Street this morning....

Shock Report Shows UK Mental Health Services 'At Breaking Point'

The Huffington Post | Rachel Wearmouth | Posted 27.06.2017 | UK Politics

Jeremy Hunt and Theresa May have defended their record on mental health - just hours after a new report found some patients were being transported 500...

People Are Using Toilet Seat Covers To Blot Oily Skin

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 26.06.2017 | UK Style

We’re all about a DIY beauty hack; anything that can save us a little bit of money and keep us feeling like our best selves 24/7 is usually a guaran...

5 Experts Reveal What Politicians Must Understand About The Social Care Crisis

The Huffington Post | Ned Simons | Posted 06.06.2017 | UK Politics

Theresa May’s u-turned on her flagship social care policy, just four days after it was branded a “dementia tax”. But it is still far from clear ...

Mental Health Awareness Is Alright, But We Need Action

Jess Bradley | Posted 26.05.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Jess Bradley

From prisons to primary schools, social media to benefit sanctions, we need to challenge this tendency to punish wherever we find it. Our humanity should never be up for grabs. Only by challenging this drive to dehumanise can we start the work of building a different society; one which has a logic of good mental health and happiness at its core.

Diesel Cars Are Causing Far More Air Pollution Than Lab Tests Made Us Believe

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 16.05.2017 | UK Tech

In 2015, more than one million Volkswagen vehicles were caught in an emissions scandal after it was discovered the cars had been fitted with ‘defeat...